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Viking Kara

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Viking Kara Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Kara

Year built2014  /  Age : 6
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderNeptun Werft GmbH (Rostock, Germany)
ClassViking Longship
OwnerViking Cruises
OperatorViking River Cruises
Speed15 kn / 28 kph / 17 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)29 m / 95 ft
Gross Tonnage5000 gt
Passengers95 - 190
Crew50
Decks4
Cabins95
Decks with cabins3
Christened byLaura Pfleumer

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Review of Viking Kara

Longship Viking Kara boat cruises on Danube, Rhine and Main rivers in Holland, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, departing from Amsterdam, Budapest, Nurnberg, Frankfurt and Basel. This Viking longship is named after Kara - in Norse mythology one of the Valkyries (warrior goddesses, also known as "swan-maidens"), Lead by goddess Freya, they ride into battles to decide the soldiers' fate.

Longship Viking Kara cruise ship

Cabins

Viking Kara has a total of 95 cabins (of which 9 Suite, 22 French Balconies, 25 with a non-opening window) in 8 grades. Three-quarters of Viking Kara cabins feature either a French balcony or a full veranda, and suites have both. Explorer Suites offer 270-degrees view of the river and beyond. Viking cruise ship Kara carries 190 passengers who benefit from the comfortable amenities like flat-panel 40” Sony TVs and in-room refrigerators. 

Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low

  • Suites - ES (x2, deck3), AA (x7, deck 3)
  • Balcony Staterooms - A (x20, deck3), B (x17, deck2)
  • French Balcony Staterooms (with floor to ceiling door-windows) - C (x5, deck3), D (x15, deck2)
  • RiverView Staterooms - E (x18, deck1), F (x7, deck1).

Shipboard facilities

Viking “green” ships feature solar panels, hybrid energy-efficient engines and organic herb garden. Don't forget to try the putting green and the walking track, or have a rest in the library corner. There is also an onboard boutique, laundry service and free wireless internet service shipwide.

Viking Kara dining options include Kara Restaurant (dining room) and Aquavit Terrace (al fresco). The Aquavit Terrace is at the ship’s bow, and offers an opportunity for indoor and outdoor relaxation and dining, with floor to ceiling windows. The Sun Deck shaded sitting area provides an ideal environment to enjoy the changing scenery while you cruise. Onboard amenities also include an Observation Louge, Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), Sky Bar, Herbal Garden, putting green, walking track, shuffleboard. The Kara longship doesn’t have a gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.

Viking Kara cruise deals are inclusive of Internet (Wi-Fi), all tours/excursions, ground transfers, live evening entertainment, daily lecturers, food and wine tastings, 24-hour coffee/tea, replenished daily bottled water.

Viking Kara river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative of Viking cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Viking River Cruises Europe cruise tour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On some Viking Kara cruise tours, the line offers round-trip USA airfare discount deals (on select cabins or itineraries/dates).

River Cruise Itineraries

Follows the list of Viking Kara river cruise itineraries as themes, officially announced by the Viking Cruises line:

  • "HEART OF GERMANY” are 6-days Main river cruises from Frankfurt to Nuremberg and the reverse from Nuremberg to Frankfurt. These deals offer 6 complimentary land tours/excursions. Also included in the fares are bus transfers Frankfurt to Heidelberg (for a full-day excursion), Wurzburg (full-day tour, bus travel to Rothenburg, embarkation in Gerlachshausen), Nuremberg (overnight dock). Optional luxury hotel packages are offered for Germany (2-night Nuremberg or 2-night Cologne/Koln) and Czech Republic (3-night Prague).
  • "ROMANTIC DANUBE" are 7-days cruises from Nuremberg to Budapest and reverse from Budapest to Nuremberg/Nurnberg. These deals offer 3 countries to visit (Austria, Germany, Hungary), with 6 complimentary land tours/excursions. Disembarkation in Nuremberg offers optional 2-night Nuremberg or 3-night Prague hotel packages. On departures from Germany (Nuremberg) the sailing part starts on the second day with the Main-Danube Canal cruise (passing through the locks) and ends in Budapest (optional 2-night hotel package).
  • "RHINE GETAWAY” are 7-days river cruises from Amsterdam to Basel, and the reverse from Basel to Amsterdam, with 4 countries to visit (Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland) and 6 complimentary land tours/excursions. These deals include disembarkation in Mannheim (for the Heidelberg tour and embarkation again in Speyer) and disembarkation in Kehl for the Strasbourg tour. Disembarkation in Amsterdam offers optional 2-night Amsterdam hotel package.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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To/from Viking Kara boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.

Viking Kara is one of the latest generation Viking Cruises longships. This is a new (patented) Viking river cruise boat design allowing bigger accommodations without the need to shrink public areas size and to compromise the vessel's general comfort. The Viking ship Kara represents the line's latest Longship-class riverboat design. Viking Cruises longships feature energy-efficient hybrid engine technology, solar panels and interior design by "Yran & Storbraaten" (Norway). The patented "longship" design ("Rottet Studios", USA) allows much larger passenger accommodations with full-size balconies. The additional cabin space is created by 1 m (3,3 ft) off-centre shifting of the deck's corridor.

The riverboat's godmother is Mrs Laura Pfleumer - corporate client assistant at UBS AG (Switzerland's biggest bank and financial services company), managing Viking Cruises' daily bank operations. The ship's christening ceremony was held in Rostock, Germany. On March 18, 2014, Kara was inaugurated together with the Viking longships Hlin, Idi and Kvasir.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

Viking Kara Itineraries

The below listed Viking Kara cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Viking Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Jul 05 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $3003
2020 Jul 12 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2892
2020 Jul 19 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2905
2020 Jul 26 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2894
2020 Aug 02 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2803
2020 Aug 09 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2803
2020 Aug 16 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2808
2020 Aug 23 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $3398
2020 Aug 30 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $3402
2020 Sep 06 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2993
2020 Sep 13 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $3104
2020 Sep 20 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $4006
2020 Sep 27 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $3008
2020 Oct 04 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $4104
2020 Oct 11 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2704
2020 Oct 18 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2695
2020 Oct 25 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2390
2020 Nov 01 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2195
2020 Nov 08 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2208
2020 Nov 15 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2205
2020 Nov 22 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2293
2020 Nov 29 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2499
2021 Mar 21 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2507
2021 Mar 28 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2590
2021 Apr 04 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2608
2021 Apr 11 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2706
2021 Apr 18 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2896
2021 Apr 25 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel
2021 May 09 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $4760
2021 May 23 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2990
2021 May 30 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2991
2021 Jun 06 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2909
2021 Jun 13 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2901
2021 Jun 20 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2897
2021 Jun 27 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2902
2021 Jul 04 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2790
2021 Jul 11 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2790
2021 Jul 18 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2803
2021 Jul 25 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2799
2021 Aug 01 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2705
2021 Aug 08 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2692
2021 Aug 15 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2703
2021 Aug 22 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2802
2021 Aug 29 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2806
2021 Sep 05 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $3003
2021 Sep 12 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $3002
2021 Sep 19 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2991
2021 Sep 26 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2989
2021 Oct 03 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2897
2021 Oct 10 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2897
2021 Oct 17 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2798
2021 Oct 24 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2808
2021 Oct 31 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2497
2021 Nov 07 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2394
2021 Nov 14 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2409
2021 Nov 21 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2301
2021 Nov 28 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2409
2021 Dec 05 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2409
2021 Dec 12 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Breisach am Rhein Amsterdam $2396
2021 Dec 19 7 days, one-way from Breisach am Rhein to Amsterdam Basel $2397

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